Last two Japanese metro trains arrive in HCM City

21:36 06/05/2022

A container ship docked at Ho Chi Minh City’s Khanh Hoi Port on May 6, transporting two Japanese trains for the city’s metro line No1.

Uploading the train carriages on the container ship in Japan en route to Vietnam. (Photo: the Management Authority for Urban Railways of Ho Chi Minh City - MAUR)

Uploading the train carriages on the container ship in Japan en route to Vietnam. (Photo: the Management Authority for Urban Railways of Ho Chi Minh City - MAUR)

These are the last two trains HCM City has imported from Japan for its metro line No1 which comprises a total of 17 trains.

The trains will be uploaded onto super-heavy trucks to Long Binh Depot in Thu Duc city for a test run on May 7-8.

Each train has three carriages capable of serving up to 930 passengers, including 147 seats. It is designed to run at a maximum speed of 110km per hour overground and 80km per hour underground.

The metro line No. 1 construction project is currently underway in HCM City that links Ben Thanh market in District 1 with Suoi Tien Amusement Park in District 9 aiming to ease traffic congestion in its north-east gateway.

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